Hands-on activities for region’s craftiest

WAGGA’S Craft Alive was a star attraction this weekend, with hundreds of people from around the region visiting the fair.
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Held at Wagga Showground’s Kyeamba Smith Hall, the three-day event started on Friday and comprised more than 100 exhibitors offering a vast array of jewellery, bric-a-brac, organic produce and craft supplies.

Exhibitor Mary Grant said this year visitors to her fabric and silk painting stall, Genesis Creations, had a keen interest in the “do-it-yourself” range.

“I think people always love the feeling of achievement when they create something, which is why the fair remains so popular,” she said.

“Customers seem very keen on the ‘do-it-yourself’ products the kids can use as well.”

This year saw the art and craft fair play host to more workshops for visitors with 10 separate workshops being hosted each day. Event co-ordinator Judy Woodruff said the event went off without a hitch, with an exhibitor recycling clothes proving popular and the numerous food exhibitors also a hit.

“I think this year customers were interested in the money saving ideas,” she said.

“I saw three-year-olds and 93-year-olds all enjoying themselves.”

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CREATIVE MINDS: Craft Alive exhibitor Mary Grant and 10-year-old Hannah Mason create a pattern in one of Mary’s fabric dyeing trays. Picture: Sara Schneider

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